Help With Handshake

Please refer to these resources for additional support with Handshake :


How to Register Review Handshake’s support articles Participate in Handshake webinars Review the FAQs below Create a ticket for Handshake support Contact Career Services and Leadership Development at (415) 338-1764 or


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Under normal circumstances it typically takes 3-5 days to process pending employer approval requests. If your request is not complete in this timeframe, please log into Handshake and check your notifications for any comments on your registration. If you have an urgent need to post a job or internship listing for SF State students, please contact us at or (415) 338-1764.

Please review this Handshake Help Article.  More job posting-related questions are answered here. *Note: Due to our transition to Handshake over the summer. Requests from July 1 - August 31 will be delayed. Please post on GatorJOBS for any immediate hiring needs.*

Your job will not actually post to a school and show up under Job Postings until your account is approved at a particular school.  You should be able to find all jobs under Job Templates.

In Handshake, click Fairs on the left menu and then select "Show Registered Only." To find upcoming San Francisco State University fairs, search for " San Francisco State University."  We recommend you click “Follow Career Fair” on fairs you’ve registered for to receive updates and easily find them in the future.

If you don’t see “Request an Interview” on your Handshake home page for SF State, contact or (415) 338-1764 to request access to the service.  If you do see "Request an Interview" and still need assistance, please review this Handshake help article. Employers must be approved to conduct On-Campus Interviews at SF State.

In Handshake, view available dates & times for Info Sessions hosted by Career Services & Leadership Development. Available dates will not have an updated employer listed. Send an email to to request the open date or for any questions related to info sessions.


If our services helped you with hiring an SF State student or alumni, please let us know by reporting a hire!